The Centennial Valley home of Jeremy and Ashley Gardner is a modern masterpiece. The couple, along with their children Olivia and Amelia, have resided in the West Conway home for two years.
Ashley is the daughter of local builder Tom Watson of Watson and Watson Construction. Naturally, he served as the contractor for the 3,800 square foot, five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home. Ashley is a Realtor with ERA Team Real Estate and has been a Realtor for almost nine years. “It was a logical career for me, since I grew up around building,” she says.
Buying a home is often a complicated process if one is not familiar with all that it entails. While some may try to give it a go on their own, it’s best to have someone on your side to help you along; A REALTOR® can do just that!
Keller Johnson is a builder in Conway in more ways than one. In addition to building homes, warehouses, condos and airport hangars, Johnson has built lasting professional relationships that have, in turn, helped him to build his resume to include owning eight businesses dealing with real estate or construction.
Johnson shares credit for his success with his family and team, which often overlap.
“I can’t imagine trying to do anything without these people,” Johnson said of his crew. “It truly is a family business.”
It was Central Arkansas’ economic growth potential that invited brothers and co-owners Jeremy and Shane Lawson to expand Luxury Pool & Spa from Russellville to Conway in 2005, but custom-built pools and complete maintenance services were a hard sell.
“I gathered from the customers that a lot of businesses like ours had come and gone,” said Jeremy Lawson, whose family has been building pools for 40 years. “Everyone in Russellville was familiar with us, but getting our name out there in Central Arkansas was a challenge.”
Celebrating 20 years at his Conway architecture firm, local architect Rik Sowell has had a steady stream of projects throughout the years.
“I haven’t counted them all up, but I’m sure we’re pushing over 100 projects in this area,” he said.
Sowell is known by name to many residents, but if not by name, others will recognize him by his projects within the city.
What advice do you share with others on a regular basis? I can remember some of the advice that my parents gave to me when I was young. “Mind your manners.” “Do not over stay your welcome.” “Do not tell everything that you know.” “Be a part of the solution not a part of the problem.” “If you have to know the answer now, it is ‘no!’” I smile as I think back to my childhood and all the great advice that my parents gave to me.
E.Leigh’s Contemporary Boutique, a multi-award winning clothing boutique with three (3) locations in Arkansas (Little Rock, Conway and Fayetteville and one set to open in Southlake, Texas, in April) announced today that they have selected three (3) non-profit organizations to benefit from their, recently launched, Philanthropy Friday Program that will be hosted on Friday, March 27th, in each store.
The Sonshine Academy Cheer Force Lady Hawks travelled to Hot Springs February 7, 2015, for the Cheerlebrity All Star Cheerleading Championships. The Lady Hawks placed 1st in the Large Junior Level 3 Division. In addition, their score earned them a Wildcard bid to The Summit Varsity All Star Competition May 1-3, 2015 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The title of the competition is an accurate description because squads from all over the United States will be competing at this season culminating event.
Circle of Friends Diamond Ball will benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital with a father/daughter dance and silent auction on Saturday, April 18, at First United Methodist Church at 1610 Prince St., Conway.
The event will be from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $40 per couple and $10 for each additional child.
Call Sarah Stiefvater at (501) 336-5616 for tickets and more information.
The event is sponsored by Acxiom, Farris Agency, Conway Copies, Log Cabin Democrat, Conway Women’s Clinic, IMI (Industrial Mechanical Incorporated).
Seven Conway High School seniors have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Samuel Coker, Wilson Daily, Jacob Hines, Nicole Main, Erin McShane, Emery Parker, and Zachary Powers will all receive the honor, which is only awarded to about 15,000 students nationwide.